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Brown Sugar Bear, Banana Cake and A Sunflower

My lovely Sister-in-Law sent me a brown sugar bear from America and I just love how he keeps the brown sugar from going hard so that it mixes straightaway. He always looks so surprised when I take him out of the bag!

Brown sugar bear

We bought loads of bananas for when the LiveWires were here but they didn’t all get eaten so today I used three very over-ripe ones and a fresh one to make the best Sticky Banana Cake ever!  I’ll post the recipe soon.

Sticky Banana Cake with Raisins

Our walk this afternoon in the mizzle took us past the local allotments where we called in to thank our lovely neighbour for her gift of beans and courgettes. She wasn’t there but I took a photo of one of her beautiful Sunflowers. The beans were very tasty with our supper; the courgettes we have saved for tomorrow.

Pale Sunflower in the Cornish mizzle

 

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A Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow will be the Ruby Wedding of two of our very good friends. Here are some pairs of red flowers from our garden for their celebration.

The party this evening was a secret and a huge success!

Balloon

A very special cake for a very special couple

 

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The Gift of a Flower

We’ve had a delightful time with friends this evening and this beautiful bloom was in the flowers they brought for us.

One of the bunch

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Beauty, flowers, friendship

 

Back Patch, Birthday Cake and Bunting

We love the seclusion of this little patio with its arbour, Sweet Peas and vegetable patches.

Back patio

We went to a surprise 50th Birthday party this evening. Mark’s cake was amazing and he was truly surprised!

Special photo cake

I loved the knitted bunting all around the fences at the village hall.

Knitted bunting!

 

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Bee, Verbascum and White Strawberries

It is good to see bees busy on these Summer days.

Busy bee

Bee collecting nectar

I love the peachiness and furriness of these Verbascum flowers.

macro detail

Verbascum

What a feast for supper tonight! Our lovely neighbour came in to share our roast chicken and brought with her a cornucopia of fresh produce from her allotment – new potatoes (which I cooked with mint and butter), broad beans (for which I made a creamy white sauce), a courgette (which I fried in butter with lemon zest) and White Strawberries for our dessert. I think they are lovely with their tiny red seeds and they certainly taste good! The birds don’t recognise them as ripe so they survive!

Sweet treat!

White Strawberries from Sue’s allotment

 

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Plaits, Poppies and The Summer Exhibition 

I love being able to plait hair again! When LiveWire T’s Mum was little she used to insist on an odd number of plaits and each one had to have a different coloured ribbon – sometimes seven plaits and all the colours of the rainbow.

On the way to school this morning we spotted pansies in a front garden.Today’s feast of art was at The Royal Academy for The Summer Exhibition. Here are some of our favourites.

By Bob and Roberta Smith

Poupee Bleue by Abdoulaye Konate


Untitled Throne, decommissioned arms by Gonçalo Mabunda

Bob and Roberta Smith

Alter Ego – two silver plated objects, one flattened by a 250 ton press, hanging on threads. Cornelia ParkerDetail from Swell by Sara Dodd. So delicate and made of porcelain, looking like sheets of filo pastry.


This was our absolute favourite, bronze and aluminium, called Silent Journey by Ann Christopher.

I could keep posting for ever tonight!

 

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Flowers, Flora and Fauna at West Pentire

Last night, after a 15 hour journey (including a 90 minute delay on the train) back from Barcelona where I had been visiting our twin Grandbabies, I came home to the lovely Mr S and a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Before the rains returned this afternoon we had a lovely walk around West Pentire, admiring the poppies and other wild flowers against the backdrop of the sea – just beautiful. Click on any photo for detail.

 

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